Firms unite to launch new start-up

By Emma Ryan|16 March 2017

Two legal professionals have partnered up to create a new firm which offers expertise for the creative and communications industries.

The founders of Digby Law and von Muenster Solicitors have come together to create Digby von Muenster Law, to be better known as DVM Law.

The decision came after both directors, Stephen Digby and Stephen von Muenster, decided to crack into the creative and communications industries by offering a boutique practice which specialises in legal services for these particular markets.

According to a statement from the new firm, the collaboration to create DVM Law brings together decades of expertise in sectors ranging from advertising and PR agencies, to start-ups, gaming and technology, to film, food, sport and arts all under the one roof.


Mr Digby has more than 30 years’ experience in intellectual property, media and entertainment law. He works with clients such as celebrity chefs, TV personalities, film and TV producers, musicians, event organisers and promoters, visual artists and designers.

Meanwhile, Mr von Muenster has been specialising in advertising, communications, marketing, promotions and media law since 1998. He is also the legal adviser to The Communications Council, The Media Federation and Public Relations Council, among others.

Commenting on the decision to create the new boutique, Mr von Muenster said “Through our work in the creative industries, we have seen our clients’ businesses and the industries they work in innovate and change drastically. DVM Law is a reflection of this and our businesses evolving to meet our client’s ever-changing needs and ambitions.”

“The combination of our skills, along with our teams, significantly broadens our expertise and range of services our clients have access to but still maintains our fundamental principles of service and personal engagement, adding value as cost-effectively as possible,” he said.

Mr Digby echoed this sentiment, adding that DVM Law brings a unique offering to the market.


“The way we have created DVM Law is quite unique – this is representative of the nature of our work, the way that we do business, and of course, our clients. We’re always looking for solutions, not roadblocks, and we’re upfront about fees. Our relationships with our clients always come first,” he said.

“I’ve always wanted to do things differently; to find new and innovative solutions for my clients and support them for their future efforts. DVM Law is the next step forward to ensure that we’re evolving with our clients to deliver the best possible results.”

The creation of DVM Law sees Mr von Muenster and Mr Digby head up the firm as principals. They are joined by senior associate Sam Berry, who brings over 10 years’ legal experience to the role.

Pictured: Stephen Digby and Stephen von Muenster.

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